steinbruck. >> our correspondent has been following this note. tell us more about -- this vote. tell us more about steinbruck and merkel. how do they actually differ? >> not very much. from 2005 to 2009, peer steinbruck was merkel's finance minister. he was initially opposed to a stimulus package. he later changed his mind. that is because he is a pragmatist, like angela merkel. during that time that they work together, he shaped, in a very important way -- they worked together, he shaved, in a very important way, per economic thinking -- he shaped, in a very important way, her economic thinking. he has to placate the left wing of the social democrat party.